Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Dripping Springs!

Dripping Springs

Service Above Self

Mondays at 11:45 AM
Flores Mexican Restaurant
2440 Hwy 290 E
Phone 512-858-2221
Dripping Springs, TX  78620
United States
District Site
Venue Map
February 2018
Website Sponsors
Club Officers
Vice President
Membership Chair
Public Relations
Club Administration
Sargent of Arms
Sargent of Arms
Immediate Past President
Foundation President
Interact Officers
Dripping Springs High School Rotary Interact Club
Josh King, President
Qasim Aziz, Vice President
Varun Verma, Treasurer
Sam White, Secretary
Catherine Manning, Historian
Nikhil Clayton, Community Outreach

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Dripping Springs, Texas. We invite you to take a look around our site and to find out more about our club and about Rotary International.  If, after considering what we offer you and the community, you would like to look into membership, suggest a project or are interested in speaking for the club, please contact us here.

The Rotary Club is a service organization focusing on local and international needs.  Locally, we have sponsored projects such as:

 * Hosted the first Dripping Springs Home and Garden Show

 * Supports DS High School Interact Club

 * Awards scholarships to DS High School students

 * Supporting the local food bank

 * Helping a local center for disadvantaged youths with repairs and improvements

 * Annual tribute to veterans on Veteran's Day. 

 * Support Polio Plus

To pay for all of this we raise funds through dues, and various fund raisers. All of our activities are open; we have no secrets and we are proud of who we are.  We enjoy our Rotary membership and seek to support our community and the greater good through service.  After all, the motto of Rotary is "service above self," and we seek to embody that.

We meet Monday at noon at Flores Mexican Restaurant, two miles or so east of Dripping Springs on Highway 290.  We conduct club business, have social time for the members and have a wide variety of speakers discussing issues that impact our community, our country, or internationally.

Stop by, you don't need a reservation, or drop us a note and we will answer any questions about our club.

Home Page Stories
Judge Bill Henry has practiced law for over 30 years and is double certified in both family and civil trial law.  He is a former assistant district attorney.  He took time to explain the Hays County court hierarchy:   Justice of the Peace handles tickets; the county court at law handles misdemeanor; the district court handles felony crimes, large civil and family cases (all important cases).  In a  typical week of non-jury dockets he will see 80 cases.  Jury dockets are 1-3 weeks usually.  In 2017 he issued 1,725 judgments and had 200 days of trials.
There are 4 district judges, 3 are in New Braunfels and he's the only one in San Marcos.  The judge described the 4 types of cases he sees.  First is criminal cases, and these typically arise from poverty and from the eastern portion of the county.  He believes in a fair, just way of making decisions.  Then there are the drug cases where the court can order rehabilitation if the offender wants it.  He supports drug court because of the 1 on 1 contact.  Family court is code driven, the judge has no leeway in decisions.  Civil cases are very technical in nature.
Hays County is adding 1 district judge and 1 county court in October 2018, and it is much needed.  His court was created in 2005 and his case load has doubled since that time.


Dripping Springs High School students Anna Wyszkowski and Saidee Hernandez were chosen from a field of 15 applicants to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy by the Rotary Club of Dripping Springs.  The young leaders shared their experience at RYLA with the club.
Saidee Hernandez is a power lifter and runs track and field at DSHS.  She was surprised by some troubled students and their willingness to share their story and left her with the important message of "reach out to everyone".  The academy helped her gain self-confidence.  Her favorite activity was the balloon game where you had to hug someone to pop the balloon.
Anna Wyszkowski is a member of Interact, Young women in leadership and Spanish Honor Society, not to mention she is part of Ballet Austin six days per week.  She was pleased that the academy leaders push you to work as a team and as a leader.  She learned communication skills.  Her favorite activity was to build a mural without talking to her teammates.

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant

Commissioner Whisenant will end his term on December 31, 2018.  He was born and raised here and blessed to live in a good community.  The commissioner urged residents to go to the Hays County Website to see how money from the bonds are being spent.  There are multiple parts to the bond passage and each one has unique language to insure that the money goes where the voters intended.
Some highlights of his talk:
*  The public safety part received guaranteed pricing
*  Hays county has a good bond rating because we have fiscally responsible county government (leaders)
*  The roadway improvement part has almost completed the studying/planning portion
*  Watch for changes soon at Trautwein Road (signal at Hwy 290); Holder Lane (at Hwy 290); Roger Hanks Parkway at Hwy 290 will have signal by September 1.
*  4 low water crossings will have new warning signals that will update with real time data
*  Hays County has video magistration for JP's so that work can be completed from anywhere.



February 26 - Ron Hood, Constable, Hays County Precinct 4

March 5 - Justice Marialyn Barnard, Fourth Court of Appeals
March 12 - Jeanne Arnold, Red Team Training
March 17 - 18 - Home and Garden Show
March 19 - Susan Burkholder - Ransomed Life
March 26 - TBA
April 2 - DISD Bond Election - Dr. Gearing

Dear Business Owner:

The Rotary Club of Dripping Springs is excited to invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual Home

and Garden Show to be held on March 17th-18th, 2018, at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park. We are

thrilled to showcase our area talent to our current and future residents.

We are currently seeking vendors and three headline sponsors. There are limited vendor spaces

available, and they will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. You will find additional information

about booth prices and other show specifics on the vendor interest sheet. If you are interested in

sponsorship or vendor space, please complete the attached form and return it via email to

Also, please find the vendor map attached. If you have a preferred vendor space, please circle and

return it as well. Preference will be given to vendors who respond and submit payment first.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 512.716.9193.

Yours Truly,

Ashley Tullis

This application for exhibit space at the Dripping Spring Home and Garden Show to be held at the Dripping Springs Ranch

Park on March 17-18, 2018, will become a contract between the Rotary Club of Dripping Springs (“Rotary Club”) and

the undersigned representative below (the “Exhibitor”) upon acceptance by the Rotary Club and is based upon the terms set

forth below. Exhibitor agrees that the rules and regulations set forth herein will be strictly adhered to by the Exhibitor, its

employees, and its representatives.

By signing this agreement, you agree to set up on March 15th 5-7pm or March 16 from 5-7pm and staff your booth during

all shows times. Show times are: March 17 from 10:00 am 5:00 pm and March 18 from 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Company Name _______________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________

Address ___________________________________________ City _____________________ State ________ Zip ______

Contact _____________________________________ Email ________________________________________________

Web address ________________________________________ Signage Name ___________________________________

Products to be shown exhibited: ________________________________________________________________________

Cost and Additional Needs:

Pipe, drape, tables, and chairs

NOT included in the rental price.

Exhibitor: _______ (booths) x $250 = ________ Total

Price will be $300 per booth after Jan. 31st

8’ Tables: _______ (number) x $10 = _________ Total

Chairs: ________ (number) x $2 = __________ Total

1 hr Demo: ______ (number) x $100 = ________ Total

Additional Electrical ____ (number ) x $50 = ____ Total

Will you donate raffle prizes of $25 or greater? Y__ or N


Total: _______________________**

Check No: ___________________

If you wish to make a payment by

Credit Card, please contact us at

Signature of Authorized Representative: _________________________________ Title:_____________________________

Printed name: _____________________________________________________ Date:


Please return form and payment to Ashley Tullis.

Please email all questions to

**Vendor Preference will be given based on date of payment. All Vendor Payments are due by January 31, 2018

Hosted by Rotary Club of Dripping Springs


Exhibitor agrees to comply with the policies (both stated and

implied) of the Event Promoter, Rotary Club, and of the


This contract is non-assignable, non-cancellable, and nonrefundable.

To stay within assigned space

All applications, accepted or denied, are done so at the full

discretion of Rotary Club.

All displays over 4 feet in high and placed within 10 linear feet

of an adjoining space must be confined to an area of the

Exhibitor’s space that is within 5 feet of the back line.

Exhibitors are responsible for abiding by all Health, Fire, andSafety rules and regulations.


Exhibitor is responsible for any damage to exhibit hall or

decorator property and shall indemnify and protect Rotary

Club, its agents, and volunteers from all claims and liabilities

relating to Exhibitor’s use or occupation of the premises.

Venue of any action relating to this contract shall lie

exclusively in Hays County, Texas.


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